Samantha has worked with Youth Encouragement Services for 11 years! She attended Western Kentucky University, and has extensive experience as a non-profit administrative and executive assistant. Samantha has served as a Children's Ministry Teacher for over 23 years at her church, Living Truth Christian Center in Smyrna, TN. She is often the face of our agency, interacting with volunteers, partners, kids, and parents: and YES, you'll always find her wearing a smile! If you've ever seen our YES Christmas Store in action, then you've seen Samantha right at the heart of what she calls 'her baby'. She takes full pride and joy in seeing so many inner-city families blessed during the holiday season and the joy on donors faces when they demonstrate how important it is to give than to receive. Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years, Daniel, and her three children - Kameron, Kaleigh and Daniel Kaden. Her favorite moments at YES are hearing the school bus arrive followed by the sound of children's laughter as they anxiously run into the McIver Center.